Carers Break is a form of ‘Social Enterprise’ known as a ‘Community Interest Company’
Simply put, it means that all our activities benefit the Community. That includes both the day to day services that we provide and the way we spend any surpluses.
In the past we have demonstrated this by Sponsoring the Moments café and dementia hub in Plymouth City Centre run by Memory Matters SW CIC to the tune of almost £4000 and Supporting the Merlin MS Centre near St Austell with a cheque for £3000 in December 2019.
As we grow , we develop and innovate. We have re-invested a great deal of funds in a bespoke, state of the art care management system that syncs staff live feedback with clients files in real time. This system allows us to liaise more effectively with Clinicians and family enabling more effective care and communication.
Along with our ‘Social Value’ and the incalculable benefit we provide to all our clients and their families we also create ‘ADDED VALUE’.
Not only are we constantly striving toward excellence in all our services but one of our key aims is to be a vehicle for positive change and to lead by example.
Whether it is through research programmes investigating how we can design services to benefit informal carers, creating innovative ‘pilot’ programmes to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, designing evermore effective methods of working with technology or developing methods that help us engage more effectively with those individuals to whom we provide care and support. Carers Break is on a journey of constant improvement and pursuit of outstanding care.
Currently we are represented on several initiatives such as Resec (Research in Specialist & elderly care), Proud to Care (Cornwall) Steering Group and Cornwall’s ‘End of Life’ steering group.